BELLE HAVEN

You, Me And Ev­ery­thing In Be­tween.

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You needn’t look far past song ti­tles like “Ego­pho­bia” and “High­fLIAR” to know what Belle Haven were go­ing for on LP2 – the Mel­bourne screamo troupe pull no punches on You, Me And Ev­ery­thing In

Be­tween, drag­ging lis­ten­ers deep into their rab­bit­hole with a dan­ger­ously tasty on­slaught of Sound­wave-era shred. Borne of a year plagued with death, de­pres­sion and a shit­storm or two be­hind the scenes, the record is in­stantly an­grier than any­thing Belle Haven have dropped in the past: thick and gristly bends build the al­lur­ingly messy “Hol­ly­wood”, for ex­am­ple, and “Me” is ef­fort­lessly har­row­ing with its dark twang and po­lar­is­ing yells. But amidst all the sonic gore, Ev­ery­thing’s first half shines with dy­namic cho­ruses and gi­ant chan­ta­long cues, front­man David De La Hoz mar­ry­ing melody with melo­drama to a sound­track of bit­ter chugs and glassy keys. It’s noth­ing orig­i­nal, but the blokes in Belle Haven aren’t try­ing to rein­vent the wheel to be­gin with. MATT DO­RIA

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